The use of health informationtechnology (HIT) has increased dramatically over the past decade, resulting inthe federal government enacting several pieces of legislation such as theHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and theHealth Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of2009. Continuing to build on your proposal from Weeks 1 and 2, you are assignedto research and discuss the following:
- Discuss the financial and health benefits that can berealized by implementing an electronic health record (EHR).
- Research and explain the estimated cost of implementingan EHR and the estimated cost of managing an EHR over the long run.
- Discuss current security concerns surrounding HIT andthe EHR.
- Choose 1 piece of federal legislation (e.g., HIPAA,HITECH Act, Meaningful Use, etc.), and discuss the requirements thatlegislation imposes on the use of HIT and the EHR.
Note: You must use at least 4 scholarly references.